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2017
Pinot Noir

Dutton Ranches
Russian River Valley

55.00 750mL

Taste Profile

Earthy aromas of leather, strawberry and rhubarb lead to a medium body with notes of strawberry, juicy blue fruit and a hint of spice. The wine ends with a long finish with red fruit, lingering acidity and velvety tannins. Savor this wine with goat cheese crostini topped with wild mushrooms, rosemary crusted lamb shanks or your favorite sharp cheese.

Vineyard

Davis Bynum Pinot Noirs showcase the unique terroir of distinct sites in the Russian River Valley. The 2017 Dutton Ranches comes from the Dutton Lorenzo vineyard in the Green Valley of the Russian River Valley AVA, a cool climate area just south of Forestville, CA. The vines grow in the fabled Goldridge sandy loam, common to this area of the Russian River Valley.

Style

This is our inaugural vintage of Dutton Ranches Pinot Noir, which showcases the briary fruit tones and higher acidity from grapes grown in a cooler area of the RRV. The Dijon clones 667 and 115 dominate the fruit profile while the Pommard clone adds a silky texture to the mid-palette and finish. A dose of new French oak provides complexity and balance to the fruit and acidity of the grapes.

Harvest Date
September 16, 2017
Avg. Brix at Harvest
25.7 Brix
Oak Aging
14 months in French oak barrels, 35% new
ALC
14.5%
PH
3.45
TA
0..54 g/100mL
Soil
The vines grow in the fabled Goldridge sandy loam, common to this area of the Russian River Valley.
The Harvest
The local record for precipitation was set during the winter and spring of 2016-2017 as waves of showers swept over northern California, resulting in twice what we normally get. Consequently, flowering and crop set was irregular, with lower yields than average. The summer was warm to hot, with sunny days in the Russian River Valley punctuated by heat spikes, and elevated nighttime temperatures leading up to harvest.
Produced Appellation
Russian River Valley
Vineyard
Dutton Ranches
Winemakers
Greg Morthole, David Ramey (consulting)
Soil
The vines grow in the fabled Goldridge sandy loam, common to this area of the Russian River Valley.
Oak Aging
14 months in French oak barrels, 35% new

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